CEVA plans to be tops in former British and French Africa
CEVA Logistics, now a unit of French shipping giant CMA CGM, is launching a three-part expansion plan for the African market, starting in east and southern Africa
CEVA Logistics, now a unit of French shipping giant CMA CGM, is launching a three-part expansion plan for the African market, starting in east and southern Africa.
With the acquisition of AMI Worldwide, CEVA Logistics, formerly Dutch and now Swiss-based, is accelerating its expansion. AMI Worldwide, a third-party logistics provider, has more than 100 years of expertise in the region.
Effective July 1, the AMI Worldwide office network in 12 countries in east and southern Africa and its almost 1,000 employees will have joined join the CEVA global network.
They will provide a platform for further investment and expansion throughout the continent, with the objective of offering CEVA's customers a seamless network, facilitating cargo movement within Africa and strengthening trade ties with the rest of the world.
CEVA Logistics is integrating three CMA CGM Inland Services facilities and opening its own new operations.
Three CMA CGM Inland Services (CCIS) facilities are also joining CEVA's network in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. These intermodal sites provide a launch platform for the company's freight management ambitions.
They offer freight forwarding services in addition to their full range of inland solutions related to container fleet management and ocean freight value-added services such as reefer management services, stuffing and de-stuffing of containers, dry port and container depot functions.
In total, CEVA Logistics in Africa will be represented in 41 countries through 79 offices staffed by 1,300 manning 19 full-service warehouses providing 135,000 square metres of storage capacity plus a fleet of 1,500 trucks.